First measurable snowfall causes slick roads, crashes

NOW: First measurable snowfall causes slick roads, crashes


SOUTH BEND, Ind. – It’s finally beginning to look like winter with the first measurable snowfall of the season Thursday morning.

Bands of lake effect snow were forecasted to drop one to three inches of snow in Berrien, Cass, and St. Joseph Counties.

Roundabout at Michigan St. and East Bartlett 6:10 a.m. Michigan Street, Downtown South Bend Wakarusa Limebike, Downtown South Bend Kids playing in snow at 7 a.m.
Roads across the area were covered with snow by 4:30 a.m. and quickly became slick for drivers.

Multiple crashes were documented by St. Joseph County Dispatch along with the South Bend Police Department reporting that emergency crews responded to over one dozen crashes by 7:30 a.m.

Other crashes were reported in Berrien County on I-94 and in Van Buren County on M-51.

Officials around Michiana took to twitter in response to the weather.

Indiana Toll Road, no injuries 9-vehicle pile up at Angela Boulevard and Hillcrest Street, no injuries Indiana Toll Road, no injuries Bendix Drive, no injuries
According to Indiana State Police, a semi jackknifed and a pickup truck hauling an RV trailer crashed into the semi on the Indiana Toll Road, blocking the lanes of traffic near Elbel Golf Course.

Another crash at the intersection of Hillcrest Road and Angela Boulevard resulted in the pile up of at least nine vehicles, unattended by emergency personnel for over an hour, per one of the drivers involved. 

No one was injured in either crash. 

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